For the last 5 years San Diego County lead the US housing boom. But, as most people forget during the good times, everything that goes up can come down.
In June, San Diego County became the first major real estate market in California to see annual median prices for houses and condos drop (1%).
But more shocking, sales plummeted 24%, according to real estate tracking statistics.
As the slowdown spreads, watch for greater interest in the services of Home Staging Professionals. In fact Les Christie of CNNMoney interviewed me last January on how home staging is one of the top five strategies a homeowner can use as the real estate market slows down.
One San Diego Staging Diva Graduate writes:
“My business is really picking up. The San Diego market was the highest to appreciate in the country, but is now falling the fastest. Everything is sitting, and the Realtors are finally seeing the benefits of staging. Your Staging Diva training has really prepared me to respond to Realtor’s objections. It was definitely money well spent, thank you!” (Margaret Baxter, Turnkey Staging)
And why shouldn’t real estate agents see the benefits of staging?
Margaret took a waterfront home with a best offer of $1.9 million and staged it, and it sold for $2.45 million!
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